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April 05, 2011 06:00 ET

Data Visualization Software From Advanced Visual Systems Empowers Next-Generation Data Analysis

Strategic Focus on Innovative Graphics, In-Memory Analytics, Real-Time Updating and Large Dataset Handling Distinguishes OpenViz From Entry-Level Charting and Dashboard Tools

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - April 5, 2011) -  Advanced Visual Systems (OTCQB: AVSC) has released a new edition of OpenViz, its powerful data visualization software (, incorporating high performance features designed to help corporate decision-makers keep pace with growing volumes of data and the pursuit of faster decisions from easier-to-use software applications. Significant input to new OpenViz features came from several of AVS's large ISV customers who are influential business intelligence, ERP and PLM software vendors and reflect the broad landscape of firms that are innovating the once-static reporting process with highly interactive data visualization.

First released in 1998 (and still deployed by its first customer from that same year, a CRM and Web analytics pioneer), OpenViz has experienced a steady stream of enhancements that have established AVS as a leader in high performance data visualization for corporate, scientific and engineering solutions. Through OEM and direct licensing, AVS estimates that OpenViz has served millions of end users -- many of them long before data visualization became a buzzword and graphics became ubiquitous in nearly every type of software application.

The latest version of OpenViz offers an unprecedented level of control over how data visualizations look, behave and interact with large quantities of complex information:

  • Sophisticated calculations and algorithmic formulas can be processed by a powerful in-memory processor that supports hundreds of simultaneous sessions and extremely large data;
  • Precise and automatic positioning of annotations, legends and labels is achieved with superior control and conditional formatting, aiding in the compression of more data into smaller pieces of screen real estate;
  • Date and time-based values can be controlled with greater dexterity and integrated with chart types that are frequently inhospitable to massive timelines;
  • Color gradients, lighting effects, shadows and unique perspective can be applied to any data visualization to help users detect subtle nuances in the data that would otherwise go unnoticed;
  • Custom 2-D and 3-D shapes and infographics can be created to capture the behavior of sometimes-unwieldy data formats such as social media, sensor data and market measures; and
  • Data architects and solution designers can collaborate on novel ways to exploit larger data volumes and deliver innovative results to decision-makers via integrated cloud, desktop and mobile strategies.

OpenViz is distinguished from charting, dashboard and embedded graphic technologies by a numerous fundamental design features including:

  • An API-based approach that provides great flexibility and unconstrained creativity in the design, development and deployment of data visualizations;
  • The ability to create large in-memory arrays of data from any flat file, cube or stream and manage post-processed values for use in graphics rendering and other application functionality;
  • Options for multiple forms of publishing (thin and/or thick client) from a single application on all Java-based and Microsoft platforms;
  • Full 3D renderer that supports a wide range of image generation capabilities and can be hardware accelerated using a GPU.

"OpenViz is unique in that it's a product designed for software developers that was created out of an appreciation for the ways that actual end users make decisions," notes Anoop Chatterjee, CTO of AVS. "Data -- and lots of it -- is the common denominator between developer and decision maker. As data queries get larger the developer/decision-maker equilibrium needs to be constantly perfected, and that has been the focus of our recent OpenViz initiative."

Steve Sukman, Executive Vice President of AVS, notes that "As popular as graphics have become in all types of software solutions, in the final analysis end-users really just want to make a fast, accurate decision. That decision -- and the graphics that often influence it -- must increasingly be driven by a complex mash-up of data, processed and delivered with added value, and designed to inspire answers, not questions. OpenViz was designed to realize these necessities and provide AVS clients with a long-term solution to the evolving challenges of making the best possible decision."

About Advanced Visual Systems

Advanced Visual Systems Inc. (OTCQB: AVSC) (PINKSHEETS: AVSC) provides industry-leading, interactive data visualization software and solutions that help business, scientific and engineering users gain critical insight from all types of data. AVS's complete line of software products speed decision-making by bringing information to life using the latest in graphics, Web-based and interactive technologies on all major computing platforms.

OpenViz is a comprehensive data visualization system used by leading enterprises and software vendors to add highly expressive graphics to analytic applications, executive dashboards and other information systems. OpenViz offers hundreds of techniques for extracting, manipulating and presenting all types of corporate data in Java or Microsoft desktop and Web-based solutions. Prominent implementations of the technology are in the fields of business intelligence, financial analysis, customer analytics, risk management and life sciences.

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